living in harmony with nature

Spring allergies

Ayurveda Wellness Healing post on allergies last week focused on the Kapha reducing diet to control allergies – today let’s focus on what we can add to our diets to help with the spring allergies that came out in full force this weekend in the Northeast…

1. Baked, Broiled or grilled foods, and hot spices. These foods increase warmth, light, and dry qualities

2. Fruits like cherries, berries, and pomegranate.

Here are couple of herbal tea recipes to help jump-start your spring:

Ginger tea
1 glass warm water
1 T honey
1⁄2 T fresh lime or lemon
1/8 t fresh grated ginger.
Mix well and enjoy this great morning beverage.

Cinnamon Ginger tea
1 glass water
1 stick of cinnamon
3-4 cloves
1⁄4 T fresh grated ginger
1 T honey
Boil all ingredients for 2-3 minutes; then add 1T honey and enjoy.

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health”

Gift Cards

Give the gift that keeps on giving – give a gift card from Ayurveda Wellness Healing.

Imagine their face when they receive a gift card of wellness…includes, Ayurvedic Wellness consultations, Massage therapy, Reflexology, Marma Point balancing, Numerology, Cranial Sacral, Retreat to Sedona, AZ, and Reiki!  Your loved one can chose how they want to use the gift card.

Customize your gift card in any amount that fits your budget.  The shopping cart starts at $25 – if you like to increase that amount just click the number you are purchasing until you reach the amount you desire.  We will put the total amount on the card.  We mail you the gift card for you to give or we can send it directly to your loved one with a personal note from you.

It doesn’t get any easier than this.

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health”

 

Creamy Curry Cauliflower Lentil Soup

CREAMY CURRY CAULIFLOWER LENTIL SOUP

Serves 4
Gluten free

Ingredients
•2 tsp avocado oil (or sub water for oil-free)
•1 medium white or yellow onion
•2 medium carrots, diced
•1 stalk celery, diced (optional)
•1 ½ tsp minced fresh ginger
•2-3 cloves garlic, minced
•1 head cauliflower, cut into bite-size pieces (~4 cups as original recipe is written)
•2 tsp curry powder (or if you have some of our six taste spice mix can use )
•1 pinch cayenne (optional)
•4 cups vegetable broth (or sub chicken broth f not vegan or vegetarian)
•1/2 cup red lentils
•1/2 tsp sea salt, plus more to taste
•2 Tbsp coconut cream (or sub 1/4 cup full-fat coconut milk

•Instructions
1.Heat a large pot over medium heat. Once hot, add oil, onion, carrots, and celery (optional) and sauté for 4-5 minutes — stirring occasionally. Then add ginger and garlic and sauté for 2-3 minutes more or until fragrant.

2.Add cauliflower, curry powder, cayenne (optional), broth, lentils, and salt. Bring to a low boil over medium heat and then reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes or until lentils and cauliflower are tender.

3.Add coconut cream and blend with an immersion blender and blend until creamy and no bits remain (if it has trouble blending, you can optionally transfer to a blender and blend on high until creamy and smooth).

4.Taste and adjust seasonings, adding more curry powder for spice, cayenne for heat, or salt for overall flavor. Continue cooking for a few more minutes over medium heat.

5.Serve as is or with garnish of choice (we went with fresh cilantro and an additional swirl of coconut milk).

Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator for 3-4 days or in the freezer up to 1 month.

Lavender Lemonade

Love lemonade and lavender? Experience headaches and/or anxiety? Try our favorite drink…Lavender Lemonade!

Lavender Lemonade is a fragrant, refreshing, and beautiful drink.  

Lemonade is so refreshing as is, and it’s actually so easy to make at home. You can prepare this easy lemonade recipe any time, and it’s so good. Just add in a bit of lavender essential oil to to give it an extra kick of color and flavor.

Ingredients:
• 3 organic lemons
• 7 cups water
• 1 drop organic lavender essential oil
• ¾ cup organic raw agave
• Optional: lemon slices for garnish

Directions:
Juice the lemons into a pitcher
Add the water, lavender and agave
Stir well to mix, serve and enjoy!

*optional: add in some grated ginger and garnish with mint leaves.

Stop by Whole Foods Market or if you leave in/near Gloucester, MA Common Crow Natural Market for the above ingredients.

Enjoy!

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health”

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Mercury Retrograde

Expect the unexpected…February 16 to March 9

Mercury retrograde occurs at two levels. At one level, there is not much you can do with the actions of others, except to be more conscious and prepare for delays and errors by double checking.

But at the personal level you can do a lot in order to avoid the consequences of Mercury Retrograde. Most of us encounter the consequences when we are not centered, aware or conscious of what is going on around us, and more often than not the culprit is that we are not acting from our heart and spirit.

Instead we are reacting from our needs, our hurts, from our buttons being pushed, or the way that we take care of others and not ourselves. In that way we act from our shadow, and that is what mercury retrograde is all about.

Mercury Retrograde occurs when it is moving backwards, into its shadow, and thus communication, scheduling, transportation and judgment becomes cloudy or error prone. As much as outer work is challenged by Mercury Retrograde, introspection and inner work is very supported. Take advantage of Mercury Retrograde by clearing your own tendencies to get caught up in your own shadows and those of others.

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health”